Reason for blog

" I Blog4Peace"

on NOV 4th I am involved with "BlogBlast for Peace"

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt



Saturday, October 8, 2011

#26/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace /America falling?

How far will our country fall before we Stand Up again! 
I wanted to find a video that gave us an idea of what direction we are headed if we don't Stand Up and Change ! This one shows it well and came with the history of the song!


I saw this beautiful video and it brought me to tears... wondering, " what the hell happened to our country?"
These pictures are from another time but then again it looks familiar today too ?  Do we have to repeat history again?
Do we have to Fall all the way down before we pick ourselves back up again? 
Here is the info I found with the video.
Current economic times are tough and may seem familiar to those who experienced them before. These images are gritty and real.  Sometimes history repeats itself, but hopefully the worst is behind us. Although "Hard Times Come Again No More" sounds as if it were written during the Great Depression, it was actually written in 1854 by Stephen C. Foster, America's pioneer songwriter. Mavis Staples, one of the greatest living gospel and R&B singers, recorded the song as part of the CD "Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster" a tribute album released on the Emergent Music label in 2004. Included are many of his famous and some lesser known songs recorded with contemporary interpretations and arrangements. Uploaded by catman916 on Aug 27, 2009








May Peace and Blessings be upon You.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

#28/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / American poverty

Lightest color 0 to 10% , Darkest 30 to 52%

The US has the highest poverty rate among developed countries, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The poverty line for a US family of four, including two children, is an income of $22,113 (£14,062) a year.
The data showed that children under 18 suffered the highest poverty rate – 22% – compared with adults and the elderly.

American poverty levels hit record high


Numbers grow for a third year, to 15.1%, with 46 million people impoverished – the highest rate since 1993

These facts hit Home for me... I was raised in poverty and haven't lived far from it most my life.  It has been a great part of shaping who I am. I was not in school before I had met homeless people and we were just a step away. I got to know first hand how it feels to be hungry and to Need the simple things of life. 
my mom was the little blonde in front of my Grandma Luizia George
 My Mother was a teenage daughter of a Saint that raised 7 children the very best she could . My Grandma never saw a day away from poverty. Yet to the day she died she gave hope to others. She was not racial or prejudice in anyway . I am mixed , I remember being asked very early in life , before school age! "What are You?" 
She taught me the importance of seeing Who someone was , not What they are.
That is a lesson I learned from her after realizing a big amount of people were not like she was , at a really early age.
Example we lived in Indianapolis , my Mom ,little sister and me in the poorest part of the city. Playing on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building ...  I was around 7 years old when I saw a young boy on a trike making fun of a homeless man looking for food from a trash can. I remember telling him stop... Then I remember saying something like "maybe you should try looking in one"... I picked up an empty can drop it over top of him and preceded to beat the can!  
LOL my poor Mom got confronted by a very angry Mom about double her size telling her what I had done to her son. I told the lady Why I did it and He got spanked ! Justice 
Don't get me wrong I have no blame to my Mom , she did what she could to get by . My Grandma did all she could to help ,but she was just getting by herself . There was Very little support for a poor teenage mother in those days. Or for all the others on or near poverty !
Sadly there isn't enough now almost 50 years later!


 Sesame Street has a history of introducing new characters to help explain difficult social issues to children. For example, four years ago the show created a Muppet specifically to spur conversation around the impact of war and deployments on military families.
This Sunday the much-loved children’s show will do the same, only this time the character will be a y-year-old-fuchsia faced Lily who will talk about what life is like when you don’t know if your family will have enough to eat.
With American poverty ranks swelling, and the numbers especially bad for children, Sesame Street is once again doing a real service to the thousands of children affected by this avoidable tragedy. 
If only we could say the same thing about our members of Congress.




Support Your local Food Banks !
May Peace and Blessing be upon you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#29/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Stop Bullies


Bullies have been around forever , let's make it a thing of the past .

I found this song on
He asked for us ,"Please share this with your kids or grandchildren tonight....we will all be weeding out hate!"
I decided to share it with you too. 
  Here is another version kid's might like too.


May Peace and Blessings be upon you!

#30/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Revolution


A Peaceful Revolution, is that what we need to get America back on track ? Will it be enough for the 1%'s to get the point ?

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK 


ARTISTS UNITE FOR WORLD PEACE .... JOIN THE REVOLUTION !!!


 


May Peace and Blessings be upon you .

#31/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/NC Occupy Together


It is time we work together Peacefully and Stand up against the injustice going on. 
Now this is a cool site ...Occupy Together , you can go here and find out where people are starting to Occupy. 
http://www.occupytogether.org/category/announcements/
Occupy Together Meetups
in 333 cities



I checked out a map there . I found something getting started around 50 miles from me in NC . 
1 is Raleigh and 1 in Chapel Hill. 
Here is a link to the facebook pages for 
Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Chapel-HillCarrboro/168592356560355?sk=wall 

 Occupy Raleigh
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyRaleigh?ref=ts&sk=wall


 
May Peace and Blessing be upon you!

#32/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/ TreeHugger 4 Occupy Wall St

Peace can not come with 10% controlling the lives of the rest !
We have to support each other to survive . 



Mother Earth is tired of the Fat cats digging away and ruining her too! 

I have been so busy reading about the "occupy wall street" coverage...  that I decided to just add a link here to the best coverage I could find that had no weird pop ups, just some good facts and videos. 
I am a treehugger from way back so I enjoyed seeing coverage there!.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/environmentalists-should-care-about-occupy-wall-street.php


May Peace and Blessing be upon you.  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#33/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/ we Can't give up!

To all those at  Occupy Wall St , Way to go , don't give up ! Police arrested more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters on Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Saturday. read more at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/02/occupy-wall-street-brooklyn-bridge-arrests?newsfeed=true

We all can make a difference in this world . If we believe !
 
“Never give up. No matter what is going on never give up. Develop the heart. Too much energy in your country is spent developing the mind instead of the heart, BE COMPASSIONATE not just to your friends but to everyone, BE COMPASSIONATE work for peace in your heart and in the world. 
Work for peace and I say again, never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you. Never give up.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama


 When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

May Peace and Blessings be upon you.

#34/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/ We shall overcome

This is an old song but it still stands the test of time for giving us Hope  . 
Wouldn't it be wonderful if this song was Not needed anymore ? If there was Peace in this world !We could archive these songs .
Till then I will keep my dream of a better day! 

Martin Luther King JR & Diana Ross - We shall overcome




May Peace and Blessings be upon You!

#35/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/ Blog Media Power #3


Media can make Peace happen if we Make the Media do it . 
Be the media, show what you see happen in the name of Peace . 
This video really tells how media can change things. Big and small , let's get the media focusing on Peace !




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